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regarded independence institutions in the united states, are meeting with strong resistance. >> i want to know as soon as possible if they have a cancer. if i'm only going to get a mammogram every two years and i have missed something for two years, the impact on that patient is immeasurable. >> reporter: the researchers stress that finding tumors early does not always translate into saving lives and this vast body of evidence speaks for itself. >> women need to understand that there is a small, additional benefit from sg screen , additional starting screenin 40 to 49, comparestarting later.there also are a smulating harms. big problem is that bees of 40 and 49 could h brean screle. thalse positives, which s, higher patients. one of the mos disagree with guiden cancch still recommendthe routine annual >> the reason recommendati know tha what wher new recommendatio as successful as reporter: but the scien behind today'mendations say thi about acc butn into handeed it.cynyderman, nbc w york. ed here eles by one ofr clinical profess at ucla med founder the dr.
to copenhagen. it signals to the world that he is serious and the united states is serious about taking a step toward a final binding agreement. >> reporter: in copenhagen the president will propose the united states cut its greenhouse gas emissions in a range of 17% by 2020. >> from the environmental perspective it's not quite enough to get to where we need to be, but it's a really, really important start. >> reporter: still, not enough for some. friends of the earth call the 17% target weak. mr. obama's proposal is far less than the cuts promised by japan and the european union. even the united nations climate chief offered only lukewarm praise. >> the world is very much looking to the united states to come forward with an emission reduction target and to contribute international financial support to help developing countries. >> reporter: in other words, come up with the money so poor nations, the most vulnerable to climate change, can buy the technologies to adapt. on climate change the president has two audiences -- the world, which wants united states leadership, and the u.s. senate, whi
, developed by some of the highly regarded independence institutions in the united states, are meeting with strong resistance. >> i want to know as soon as possible if they have a cancer. if i'm only going to get a mammogram every two years and i have missed something for every two years, the impact on that patient is immeasurable. >> reporter: the researchers stress that finding tumors early does not always translate into saving lives and this vast body of evidence speaks for itself. >> women need to understand that there is a small additional benefit from starting screening at age 40 to 49, compared with starting later. but there also are a set of couple la lating harms. >> reporter: the big problem is between between the ages of 40 and 49 could have denser breasts, which could mean screenings more unreliable. that could mean more false positives, higher tests and higher costs and more pain for the patient. one of the most high-powered organizations which disagrees with the american cancer society, which still recommends the routine annual screening. >> the reason we make that recomm
to represent his family, his church, and the state of utah, and the united states of america. >> reporter: a senior fbi official tells nbc news that a search of nidal malik hasan's e-mails, computers, and phone records has turned up nothing that would change the original assessment that he acted alone. investigators also found no notes or videos left behind by hasan. as the investigation into the shooting continues, a question has been raised about whether some of the victims were hit by friendly fire, given the number of wounds and shots reported. >> it's difficult for me to conceive of one man, an inexpert man, wielding two pistols, changing magazines to fire 100 shots with nothing further happening. >> reporter: the military though denies the friendly fire allegations. amid concerns that muslim-americans might now face a backlash as seen on this sign outside ft. hood, president obama in his internet address spoke about the value of diversity in the military. >> there are christians and muslims, jews and hindus, and nonbelievers thp they a er nonbelievers. they reflect the disveversity
. >> a united states senate makes a critical vote in the health-care debate. that story is coming up. >> we are watching a storm to the south. we will talk abo >> live, local, late-breaking. this is wbal tv 11 news at 6 in hd. >> baltimore's mayor is keeping up appearances as her fate rests in the hands of the jury. our big story tonight is the criminal trial of baltimore mayor sheila dixon after the jury in her theft trial was sent home to the weekend. she got back to work. we are live downtown with details. >> the jury may be hung once again, but the mayor is out and about, keeping up with her public schedule even though the fate of her trial still hangs in the balance. just a short time ago, the mayor welcome at santa for the first meeting at the inner harbor. we tried to ask her how she was holding up after the 10-our jury deliberation, and still no verdict. she did not respond today, but earlier she was at a dedication for the park, and she told 11 news that she was keeping up with your schedule as planned. >> i am here, out, continuing to work. >> ready for this all to be over? >> of
. >> i know that the united states has been disengaged from many of these organizations in recent years, so let me be clear, those days have passed. >> reporter: the united states and asia are ireasingly interdependent. the u.s. has borrowed hundreds of billions of dollars from china and japan. in turn, their economies are reliant on the big consumer appetite of americans and china in particular, where the president will travel tomorrow, is key on security issues like iran and north korea. >> asia as a region is more important to the united states from a trade and security perspective than perhaps any other region of the world. >> reporter: but as the president travels the region this week, his agenda is partly overshadowed by the looming decision on afghanistan. allies are anxious to know what the administration's strategy will be. aides say additional national security meetings are a possibility upon the president's return, but mr. obama promises a decision soon. >> i recognize that there have been critics of the process. they tend not to be folks who i think are directly involved in
't grieve for us. >> rorter: all who died here were then eulogized by the president of the united states. >> their memory will be honored in the places they lived and by the people they touched. their life's work is our security, and the freedom that we all too often take for granted. >> reporter: president obama told a story about each of the fallen. >> specialist jason hunt -- >> reporter: many from small towns across the country, and he addressed the particular shock by the way they all died. >> they were killed here on american soil in the heart of this great state and the heart of this great american community. this is the fact that makes the tragedy even more painful, even more incomprehensible. >> reporter: when the speeches were done, it was time for another tradition, reverberating across the parade ground. ♪ amazing grace >> reporter: and then the families stepped forward to pay their respects, sons and daughters, husbands and wives and parents, facing the enormity of their loss. and a theme repeated over and over today is that most who died were members of this nation's all-
program that the united states is currently pursuing is one that is on an unsustainable trajectory. >> reporter: the president has yet to decide whether to ask congress for more money and continue with the ares 1 on a return lunar mission. but for many space enthusiasts finding water has only whet the appetite for a return trip to the moon. so where did all this water come from? possibly from comets pounding the moon over and over again. and if that's the truth, then all that water and all that ice might hold secrets to the history of the solar system. in the words of one nasa scientist, "this ain't your father's moon." brian? >> tom costello with a lot of water next to him in washington starting us off on a friday night. tom, thanks. >>> more new numbers on swine flu out tonight from the centers for disease control. flu deaths in children in this country surged last week to 35. that's just in the space of seven days. it's the highest number since the cdc started keeping track. the h1n1 swine flu now reported widespread in almost the entire country. 46 out of 50 states. there is so
urging abdullah to stay engaged in the national dialogue, and she said the united states will support the next afghan president. richard engel, nbc news, kabul. >>> the white house has been waiting a resolution to the afghan election before deciding on a new military strategy. let's bring in nbc's mike mckhaira at the white house tonight. will we hear a decision from the president very soon? >> reporter: the president was told and apprised of the situation in afghanistan today en route to new jersey where he made a campaign swing. he talked to his national security adviser, general jim jones. the first thing you have to know about reaction a lot feel it could have been worst. dr. abdullah did not call for any boycott of the election or protests. in their public statements secretary of state clinton praised abdullah saying that he ran a dignified and constructive campaign. david axelrod said dr dr. abdullah's withdrawal statement was moderate. what we know about the process for a new strategy in afghanistan, the president met on friday with the joint chiefs of staff. it was the seventh
task force is shopping for potential locations here in the united states to house terror suspects from guantanamo bay. illinois officials said today a prison there is among those being considered to house detainees once gitmo is closed, likely sometime next year. all this comes just days after the obama administration announced it would try 9/11 suspects at a federal court here in new york. and that decision sparked a new round of outrage today, from among others the man who was mayor of new york at the time of the attacks. we have two reports starting with nbc's jeff rossen. >> reporter: returning to the scene of the crime amid new fears, alleged 9/11 mastermind khalid shaikh mohammed and four other accused plotters will stand trial not before a military tribunal at guantanamo bay, but instead inside a federal courthouse, just blocks from ground zero. this weekend the political line in the sand with outrage on the right. >> maybe the obama administration doesn't think we're at war with them, but they're very clear on the fact that they're at war with us. >> they're going to do everyth
and to vent their hatred toward the united states and israel. but in an ironic twist, the opposition movement are also planning anti-government rallies across the city. defeated presidential candidate karubi joined the crowd, but according to reports he fell to the ground after being overcome by tear gas. witnesses say his supporters carried him to his car, which plainclothes militia attacked as it drove away. the opposition has so far refused to back down. on a day when anti-american sentiment runs high, the opposition was looking for support from president obama. >> obama! obama! >> reporter: chanting "obama, obama, either you're with them or you're with us." opposition has also vowed to convert all future holidays into opportunities for political protests. ali aruzi, nbc news, tehran. >>> when "nightly news" continues on this wednesday evening, great sadness and unanswered questions after three college softball players are found dead. >>> and later, tom brokaw continues his journey along u.s. highway 50 and finds a place including new wood-grilled shrimp with a teriyaki glaze. it's endless
of the united states. tuesday's night's state dinner. the obamas' big coming-out party as first hosts. it is also heart-to-get invitations. there were dozens of bold-faced names. then two who were just plain bold -- >> mr. and mrs. is lay. >> reporter: a virginia couple somehow imagined to get into the state dinner even on the official guest list, their names were no where are to be found. >> good evening. >> reporter: they snapped photos of white house chief of staff rahm e ma'am to haven't joe biden twice. the pictures were then posted on makayla's facebook page which the caption "i was honored to to be invited to attend the state dinner." they were invited by bravo tv, which is considering casting them for the washington installment of its "real housewives theory." bravo said they were invited and producers had no reason to believe otherwise. >> they said the reason they were not on the list it it was a last-minute thing. they never acknowledged they were never invited. >> reporter: the secret service said did not acknowledge they were not on a list but said -- shown here in their
responsibility of the united states without limit. >> reporter: in nine meetings over the last three months, the president has huddled with top advisers in the white house situation room, deciding on a new strategy and the size of the force needed to implement it. military officials now believe the president will send between 32,000 and 35,000 with allies sending a few thousand more. >> this is a complex decision. >> reporter: aides say the president will lay out his plan in detail on tuesday. >> it depends on what our interests are there, what our exit strategy is, how long are we going to be there. >> reporter: with polls showing the public split over the new mission, experts caution success will take time but welcome the change in strategy. >> we sent troops to afghanistan but we've been fighting the wrong kind of war. afghanistan is an unconventional conflict. >> reporter: and carl, that speech comes in the middle of a very busy week for the president. on thursday he hosts a job summit at the white house and the unemployment rate is a top concern for democrats in congress. and then a se
,900 died, including 540 children in the united states. tonight we look at this epidemic from the front lines. our report from our chief science correspondent robert bazell. >> hi, how are you? >> good. how are you? >> good morning. >> reporter: these days -- >> so you want to do a flu on the baby in 18? >> reporter: -- nurse patty hits the ground running for her morning shift in the emergency department of children's hospital boston. >> and fever or no fever? >> reporter: and the pace never lets up. >> what i'm going to do is put a little swab in the nostril, and then they'll let us know if the baby as flu or not flu. >> reporter: shane mcnally woke up to find his 3-month-old daughter riley ann very sick. >> i'm scared for her. i'm upset for her. i'm mad that we're aggravating her and she's crying the whole time. >> reporter: riley ann was admitted to the hospital but left feeling far better. in the past few weeks, the number of daily visits here have gone up as much as 50%. almost all of the additional cases are children with flu-like symptoms. does this flu season making parents more
of the united states took office. >> reporter: tonight as the president returned from a week-long visit to asia, the white house reacted and expressed confidence in geithner. and, brian, all of this conflict comes just as congress is debating this week, making big changes to financial regulation, intended to prevent the kind of industry collapse we saw last year. brian? >> kelly o'donnell on the hill tonight starting us off. kelly, thanks. >>> now to the other prong of anger over this economy. to the west coast we go, where in los angeles today thousands of students protested plans for a huge increase in the cost of an education in the university of california system. our own george lewis is on the campus of ucla tonight. joe george, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. it's been a day of noisy but generally peaceful protests as students watched the regents approve a 32% hike in student fees. the regents said it was unfortunate but a necessary move as california is faced with spiraling budget deficits and spiraling education costs. >> i say student, you say power. >> student! >> powe
in this country. a new study is estimating about 40% of all the food produced in the united states is thrown out, thrown away. 40% of it. and yet a survey from the u.s. department of agriculture reports 1 in 6 americans say they don't have enough to eat. nbc's mara schiavocampo spent time with one middle-class family that could be called the new face of hunger. >> reporter: for so many people these days grocery shopping is a reminder of what they cannot afford. >> my name is susan. i was purchasing in purchasing. and i was laid off. >> how much do you generally spend when you come to the grocery store? >> it depends on how much i have. i spend 150, i would say, a month. that's what i was spending a week. >> reporter: to stretch her unemployment checks she uses coupons on sale items and often buys discounted produce. >> these are damaged. they might be -- have parts on them. >> reporter: it's the best she can do to feed her three kids, fiance, and his daughter. >> do you have breakfast every day? >> no. >> sometimes no. >> maybe five days out of the week they don't eat breakfast. prior to this th
ever made. buffett called it, quote, an all-in wager on the economic future of the united states. >>> on wall street, a mixed finish today with the s&p and nasdaq slightly higher. the dow lost a bit, down 17 1/2. >>> they were three young women out for a drive this past sunday night in dickinson, north dakota. college students, teammates on the softball team. some time that night, we're told, they made two frantic calls for help and then nothing, not a sign of them for days. our own john yang has the latest tonight from just outside nearby bismarck, north dakota. john, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. authorities say they have no idea what kind of trouble these young women got into when they called for help. all they know is there hasn't been a trace of them for two days. late sunday night two brief, scratchy panicked cell phone calls for help from three college students to a friend. then the line went dead. >> she got the call. they were talking something about water and there was some hysterical noises in the background. >> reporter: authorities immediately launc
. >> the united states welcomes china as a strong, prosperous and successful member of the community of nations. >> reporter: but both leaders raised touchy economic issues. chi china's president urged mr. obama to avoid protectionist measures that could curve china's massive dependence on u.s. experts to power its economy. mr. obama reminding china of its promises to stop manipulating its currency to keep chinese goods artificially cheap. but aides say the chinese never brought up the u.s.' $800 billion debt, money largely used to fund stimulus efforts. though the president later appeared to make a passing reference. >> china's partnership has pulled critical in our effort to pull ourselves out of the worst recession in generations. >> reporter: the chinese took a firm line against iran and north korea, but in a sign of the diplomatic work still to be done, made no commitments to support sanctions against iran, its economic ally. and at a press event so tightly managed, no questions were permitted. mr. obama gently nudged his hosts on human rights. >> we do not believe these principles are uni
into the law of the united states at every level and frankly they're not above using spiritual and political blackmail to do it. >> reporter: in washington, d.c., where they could approve a same-sex marriage bill next week. they say it would force them to end programs helping the needy. because the law would require groups like catholic charities to provide full employee benefits to same-sex couple, the something the church refuses to do. >> church leaders say they are morally obligated to take strong stands on issues. >> we have a right and a duty to bring spiritual visions and values into these discussions. >> reporter: discussion over heated issues that divide a prominent congressman and his church and americans of all faiths. ron allen, nbc news, new york. >>> america has lost another recipient of the medal of honor. alejandro ruiz has died. son of mexican immigrants, he fought in okinawa, walking through fire and grenades to take out a pill box and single handedly kill 12 enemy soldiers. argument is, president truman awarded him with the medal of honor. he stayed in the army for 16 more
would rather have her have a talk show than be vice president of the united states. but i still like her. >> reporter: if book sales depend on controversy, palin delivers. with sean hannity in an interview to air tonight on fox. >> do you think ft. hood was an act of terrorism? >> i certainly do. to me it was a fear of being politically incorrect to not -- i'm going to use the word -- profile this guy. >> reporter: palin was always a big draw in the michigan heartland. but the mccain-palin ticket fell behind, stopped advertising or campaigning here. in "going rogue" palin writes she disagreed, arguing they should at least make a quick run over the state line to hold a grassroots rally. she said "it would be fast, it would be free, it would be mavericky." the campaign said no, so she promised to return. now she's back, selling books while leaving the door open to politics. >> what do you think of the "newsweek" cover? >> i think this is quite cheesy, and i would never have posed for "newsweek" in shorts. >> john mccain came out swinging tonight, saying that he agrees with nicole wild. are
of the united states. >>> on wall street here in new york, a mixed finish. s&p and nasdaq slightly up. the dow losing a bit, down 17 1/2 points. >>> they were three young women out for a drive this past sunday evening in dickinson, north dakota. college students, all of them. all of them teammates on the softball team. some time that night, they made two frantic calls for help and then nothing, not a sign of them for days. until we received some tragic news tonight. nbc's john yang has the latest. he is just outside bismarck, north dakota. john, what an awful turn this story has taken. >> reporter: it really is, brian. just word from authorities in dickinson, north dakota, that these three young women have been found in a jeep in a pond. all three are dead. the officials say that they don't suspect foul play. it looks like a tragic accident. a very sad ending to a mystery that began, though, over this weekend. late sunday night, two brief, scratchy panic cell phone calls for help from three college students to a friend. then the light went dead. >> she got the call. they were talking something
fighting divisions, including units of the first calvary, first army and 4th infantry division. it's situated some 60 miles northeast of austin rns the state's capital. and as its air to rain is ideal for training and manned equipment. it served as a relentlessly active wartime engine since 9/11, rotating thousands of soldiers to and from the ongoing wars in iraq and afghanistan. named for confederate general john bell hood who commanded the texas brigade, it was named a permanent military installation in 1951. it's as big as a small city, serving a total population of more than 218,000, consisting of more than 50,000 military personnel and some 17,900 family members as well as sizable populations of civilian workers and contractors. the installation includes nine schools and a fully staffed 123-bed hospital. and on its western border, the soldier readiness processing center, where soldiers cycle through as they get ready to deploy and where today's shootings were centered. there have been security issues here as there would be in any huge facility. a little over a year ago, a youn
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